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NEWLY DRAWN: Emerging Finnish Architects

Friday, April 20, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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Kuokkala church, 2010, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects Avanto Architects ALA Architects Tuomas Toivonen, NOW for Architecture and Urbanism
Kuokkala church, 2010, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects


An event on young architects & architecture practices

Presented by the Architectural League and co-sponsored by the Irwin S. Chain School of Architecture

Young architects belong to a global generation, internationally conscious, experienced and informed. While many ambitious architects have worked and studied abroad, and there is ample evidence of global trends and concepts applied in local contexts, it seems they seek to maintain a critical and enthusiastic relationship with both past and present traditions. At the same time they are focusing their efforts on enhancing and crafting their own approaches in practice. With broadened horizons and heightened expectations, we would like to invite all of you to participate in an ambitious architectural future one that balances and connects bold goals with a humble quality, sensitive responsibility with fresh concepts, local traditions with new technology, common sense with elaborate skill, complex diversity with enlightened clarity, big ideas with intelligent details, good questions with relevant answers...

Lectures by Architects Janne Teräsvirta (ALA Architects), Anu Puustinen (Avanto Architects), Mikko Summanen (K2S Architects), Anssi Lassila (Lassila Hirvilammi Architects) and Tuomas Toivonen (NOW for Architecture and


FREE for The Cooper Union faculty/students/staff and League members; $10 for non-members.

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Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.